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8 March 1962 (age 61)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 160d
Last game: 30y 118d
Height and weight
Height: 200 cm
Weight: 105 kg
Geelong; St. Kilda
Geelong: 44, 14
St. Kilda: 10
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AFL: 9,293rd player to appear, 1,482nd most games played, 1,925th most goals kickedGeelong: 814th player to appear, 110th most games played, 162nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,385th player to appear, 930th most games played, 671st most goals kicked
Darren Flanigan was a capable ruckman who always gave his all and when fired up could be a formidable presence both in ruck contests and around the ground. He joined Geelong from Katamatite and took his league bows in 1981 and went on to play 130 games for the Cats in eleven seasons, kicking 50 goals. As these numbers suggest he was not always a first choice senior player for the simple reason that Geelong at this time had a surfeit of high quality ruckmen.
Selected to represent Victoria in 1985 Flanigan also spent time in the reserves the same season. He put in a highly commendable performance for the Cats in their narrow grand final loss to Hawthorn in 1989.
Flanigan crossed to St Kilda in 1992 where he played 8 games and kicked 4 goals before retiring. He later served as the AFL Victoria female football manager.
Author - John Devaney